February 21, 2012
The Title IX Task Force has completed its comprehensive review of institutional policy and practices regarding Title IX. Three broad areas were included: Policy Review, Athletics, and Data Collection. The task force made recommendations in each broad area. When possible, the task force recommendations utilize current organizational structure and positions for responsibilities associated with this audit.
The task force acknowledges that additional data needs to be collected and analyzed over time. When data is collected the task force recommends that three categories be included: male, female, and transgender. In light of the fact that the university’s equal opportunity statement includes protections for sexual orientation, gender identify and gender expression, it is important for the university to acknowledge the presence of sexual minorities in its data collection.
Members of the committee would be happy to meet to discuss its findings and recommendations. We thank you for the opportunity to participate in this important review.